To better address the changing role of senior security executives in today’s global business environment, ASIS International’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Roundtable is rebranding. The new CSO Center for Leadership & Development remains a mainstay of ASIS International, the world’s largest membership association for security management professionals. The CSO Center will continue to serve as a standalone membership organization within ASIS to support the development of leading security executives.
“Our new identity reflects our commitment to thought leadership, to developing the next generation of CSOs, and to our evolving suite of benefits,” says 2016 CSO Center President Mike Maloof, CPP. The CSO Center’s new mission, A Safe and Secure Global Community, is “an explicit acknowledgement of our shift in direction and focus,” adds Maloof, who also serves as the vice president of global physical security for Oracle. To meet the goals of the new mission, the CSO Center will continue to offer content on the following topics: executive development, direct report advancement, educational programs, collaborations and alliances, and research. A new program, CSO Nexus, encourages industry leaders to serve as confidential peer advisors to members seeking either to advance their security careers or to receive advice on senior security operations, a step beyond the traditional mentoring services.